BRISTOL - A Torrington man accused of breaking into a Bristol home, while a resident was inside sleeping, and using a set of keys found inside to drive away with the victim’s car is considering a plea deal that would send him to prison.
Kenneth Adamo, 30, allegedly entered a Center Street home through an unlocked door, sometime between 10 p.m. March 9 and 2:45 a.m. March 10, when the resident woke up to find a number of things missing, according to the police report. He said several dresser drawers had been rummaged through and a number of things were gone, including a tin full of spare change, a gold coin and his 1999 Toyota Corolla.
During a hearing Thursday in Bristol Superior Court, Adamo’s attorney, Peter Matthews, said his client needed more time to think about the plea bargain that has been offered in the case. Matthews did not divulge much about the terms of the deal, but he said it involves prison time. Adamo was granted one final continuance to consider the offer.
Adamo was apprehended after Bristol police notified area police departments of the stolen vehicle, leading Farmington police to find the car in an abandoned gas station parking lot in their town. Outside the vehicle, Farmington police found Adamo, who first said he was inspecting the vehicle for damage, as he had struck a curb, the report said.
Police said Adamo later changed his story, saying he and another man were going through unlocked cars down Farmington Avenue, when he found the Corolla. He said he found spare change and a gold coin inside. Police later showed the complainant a photo of the coin, and he identified it as the one that was stolen from his home.
Adamo, who is free on $50,000 bond, faces charges of first-degree burglary, third-degree larceny and sixth-degree larceny.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.